Thursday, April 26, 2012

Visiting Chester Americana Antiques And Gallery, Chester, CT

Collecting Americana

Many collectors today are falling in love with Americana collectibles, mixing primitives, folk art, ephemera, textiles, antique toys and more with contemporary home decor and furnishings. Antique quilts, old photographs,wooden chests and shelves, hand carved objects, vintage tools etc. provide warmth and texture to a variety of home styles.

Americana Antique Objets d'Art  Americana is finding a home among younger collectors who categorize many of these pre- industrial functional objects as a hybrid of art and antique. A simple old wooden tool chest becomes an exciting podium for a piece of sculpture or a rusty intricate wheel is mounted on a wall  becoming a lovely focal point.

Meet Owner Bill Vollers

In the charming village of Chester, Connecticut you will find "Chester Americana Antiques and Gallery", owned by graphic artist Bill Vollers. Bill is as warm and folksy as his splendid  collection which is elegantly displayed in a series of engaging vignettes in his store on 4 Water Street in Chester, CT.

 Functional Objects Now Collectible "Art"

Bill's digital imagery and wooden assemblages are showcased throughout his shop along with his collection of antique toys, games, vintage tins, primitives, wood tables, old office equipment, wooden kitchenware, tools, farm collectibles etc.
Every now and then Bill has mixed in some Mid-Century Retro wares such as a chrome canister set or a metal stool.

The look works and Bill has certainly mastered the art of combining whimsical and traditional styles in his neatly organized and beautifully styled store.

Chester Americana Antiques and Gallery
4 Water Street
Chester, CT

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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